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  • Review of The Lean CEO by Jacob Stoller

    [Full disclosure: Jon Miller was involved in proofreading and providing suggestions to the author Jacob Stoller. Jon was not compensated and has no financial interest in the book.]   Most books about lean management are written by practitioners, consultants or academics so it is refreshing...

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  • Review of Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno by Takehiko Harada

    I had previously read and enjoyed the Japanese version of this book by Toyota veteran Takehiko Harada. Therefore I was curious to see how its idiosyncrasies would be handled in the process of editing and presenting it to a Western audience. Released in English as Management Lessons from Taii...

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  • What Protests and Revolutions Reveal About Innovation

    The following book review will appear in an issue of the Quality Management Journal later this year: The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution.   2016.  Micah White.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Alfred A. Knopf Publishing.  317 pages. You may wonder why I’m ...

    Tags: Book Reviews, innovation, Quality Systems, Socio-Technical Systems, Technology Management, communication, continuous improvement, crisis, increasing innovation, inspiration, LinkedIn, management, motivation, quality, reflection, socio-technical, sociotechnical, value

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  • GA 151 | The Obstacle Is the Way with Ron Pereira

    This week Ron discusses The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. It’s a fantastic book based on stoicism, with a particular focus on Marcus Aurelius. All lean thinkers can benefit from its valuable lessons. An MP3 version of this episode...

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  • Sheryl Sandberg’s, Lean In, Pushes Women Into the Future

    This month at Happy Melly we’re delving into the Future of Management – challenging individuals, companies and leaders to assess their current practices and look at things from a different perspective. And so I thought what better way to contribute to April’s challenge, than by ...

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  • GA 183 | How to Approach Lean with Michael Ballé

    This week’s guest is Michael Ballé. Michael recently co-authored a new book, The Lean Strategy. Ron and Michael discussed the contents of the book and why the idea of lean as a strategy is so controversial. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this ...

    Tags: Book Review, Book Reviews, Leadership, Lean, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing, podcast, Productivity, Toyota

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  • Insight: the Metaskill for Product Managers and Innovators [podcast]

    The discussion here is about a book 'The Muse' called the number-one best career book available. The book is Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life.Original: http://innovationexcellence.com/blog/2017/11/27/ins...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Book Review, Innovation, Interviews, Leadership, Book Reviews, career advancement, Innovation Management, Product Management, product managers

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  • Writing a Great Article Review

    We’re teaching a class on blockchain and cryptocurrencies this semester, and since the field is so new and changing rapidly, we’ve asked our students to make finding and reviewing articles part of their learning practice this semester. This is a particularly challenging topic for this...

    Tags: Book Reviews, Education, Journal Reviews, articles, good writing, inspiration, productivity, reviews, value, writing

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  • GA 220 | How to Ensure the Longevity of Your Lean Success with Mohamed Aref

    This week’s guest is Mohamed Aref. Mohamed shared his lean journey with us, including his take on what makes a lean initiative stick, and what lean is like in Egypt. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Mohamed’s backgroun...

    Tags: Gemba Academy, Book Reviews, Leadership, Lean, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing, podcast, Productivity

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  • GA 247 | Using Lean in the U.S. Air Force with Greg Butler

    This week’s guest is Senior Master Sergeant Greg Butler. Greg shared how he and his team use lean in the U.S. Air Force, some of the barriers to success he’s observed, and countermeasures you can use. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you&...

    Tags: Gemba Academy, Book Reviews, Leadership, Lean, podcast, Productivity

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